Consumer Alerts & Advisories

The Following OU Kosher Advisories and Alerts were released by the Orthodox Union's Kosher Division on the date indicated.

Please remember to always check the label before purchasing any item that needs kosher certification!

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Consumer Alerts

April 28, 2015

Kosher Alert Polar Mackerel

Brands: MW Polar
Products: Mackerel In Brine
Company: MW Polar, Province CA
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify MW Polar Mackerel in Brine. Some cans are mistakenly labeled with an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.

April 21, 2015

Kosher Alert Macadamia Nuts

Brands: MacFarms
Products: Caramelized Sea Salt Macadamia Nuts
Company: MacFarms, Captain Cook HI
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union certifies a variety of MacFarms Macadamia Nuts, but does not certify the Caramelized Sea Salt variety. This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol and contains dairy ingredients. Corrective measures have been implemented.

April 15, 2015

Kosher Alert Clover Valley Potato Chips

Brands: Clover Valley
Products: Sour Cream & Onion Flavored Potato Chips
Company: Dolgencorp LLC, Goodlettsville TN
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

The Orthodox Union certifies Clover Valley Sour Cream & Onion Flavored Potato Chips as an OU D – Dairy product. This product contains dairy ingredients as listed in the ingredient and allergen statements. Some packaging was printed with a plain OU symbol, without the D – Dairy designation. Corrective actions have been implemented.

April 15, 2015

Kosher Alert Romi’s Farm Products

Brands: Romi's
Products: Nabulse Cheese
Company: Romi's Farm Products, Paterson, NJ
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify any Romi’s Farm products. Romi’s Nabulse Cheese, Yogurt and Labneh bear an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.

April 8, 2015

OU Kosher Alert Beech-Nut

Brands: Beech-Nut
Products: Stage 3 Cinnamon Raisin Granola
Company: Beech-Nut Nutricion Corporation, Amsterdam NY
Issue:

The Orthodox Union certifies Beech-Nut Stage 3 Cinnamon Raisin Granola when bearing the OU symbol. Some Stage 3 Cinnamon Raisin Granola were produced without the Orthodox Union’s certification and those labels do not have an OU symbol on them. Consumers are urged to look for the OU Symbol before buying products.

April 8, 2015

OU Kashrus Advisory Reisman’s Cookies

Brands: Reisman's
Products: Reisman's Black & White Cookies
Company: Reisman Bros. Bakery, Brooklyn NY
Issue:

The Orthodox Union certifies Reisman’s Black & White Cookies. A very small quantity of those cookies were baked before Passover and were mistakenly packaged with labels that state that they were baked after Passover. These mislabeled cookies have been withdrawn from the marketplace.

March 30, 2015

Kosher Alert Sally Sherman

Brands: Sally Sherman
Products: Ravioletti Salad
Company: Sally Sherman, Mount Vernon NY
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Sally Sherman Ravioletti Salad. Some Ravioletti Salad were mistakenly labeled with an OU symbol. Corrective actions have been implemented.

March 30, 2015

Kosher Alert Endico Brussels Sprouts

Brands: Endico
Products: Brussels Sprouts
Company: Ace Endico Potatoes, Brewster NY
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Endico Brussels Sprouts. Some boxes of Endico Brussels Sprouts are stamped with an unauthorized OU Symbol. Corrective actions have been implemented.

March 26, 2015

Kosher Alert Pringles Brazil

Brands: Pringles
Products: (1) Sour Cream & Onion Pringles (2) Nacho Cheese Pringles
Company: Kellogs Snacks, Battle Creek MI
Issue:

Please Note: 2 varieties of Pringles made in Belgium mistakenly bear the OU symbol. They are: Sour Cream & Onion and Nacho Cheese. The mislabeled products are sold in Brazil and possibly Europe and state either “Made in Belgium” or “Product of Belgium”. Corrective actions have been implemented. All Pringles made in the USA are either kosher pareve or kosher dairy when packaging bear the OU or OUD kosher logo respectively.

March 25, 2015

Kosher Alert Premier Parchment Paper

Brands: Premier
Products: Parchment Paper
Company: Premier Food Packaging, Brooklyn NY
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The OU does not certify Premier Parchment Paper and it bears an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective measures are being implemented.